Moving Forward – Pre-Surgery Class for Total Joint Replacement
For the past six years, Bay Area Hospital, in collaboration with our orthopedic surgeons, has offered a FREE educational opportunity for patients to learn more about having total joint replacement surgery. The class is for patients and their families or caregivers to learn more about:
- total joint replacement surgery
- care and management before and after surgery
- plans for discharge
This class is presented by highly skilled and trained orthopedic nurses, and the covered was developed by a multidisciplinary team of dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and certified orthopedic RNs. Class content covers the best and most current evidence-based practices in total joint care, with information coming from resources such as the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses.
Participants in the class will learn:
- basic anatomy of joint replacement
- pain management
- prevention of surgical risks
- nutrition and dietary needs
- rehab and recommended exercises for recovery
- what to expect during a hospital stay
- home care needs
This class is offered on the second and fourth Monday of each month, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Family members or support persons are encouraged to attend.
Pre-registration is required.
For more information or to register: Call (541) 269-8076
Location: Community Health Education Center (CHEC) 3950 Sherman Ave. North Bend, OR 97459